Katana : Mumei (Mihara)
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (Mihara)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword Mumei Mihara belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 63.9 cm or 25.15 inches.
Sori :1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.92 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Early Muromachi period.(about 600 years ago)
Shape : The blade is Oosuriage mumei(cut shortened)
Jigane : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach
and some oohada appear and also shirake Utsuri work on the Ji.
Shinogi ji:itame hada Masame strong.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha tight and bright.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Mihara school had been prospered from late Kamakura
to late Muromachi period in Bingo province present Okayama prefecture.
The representative swordsmiths were Masaie and Masahiro.
It is said that masachika was a younger brother of Masahiro.
Rising above the times, Mihara school had been influenced by Yamato School.
There had been many shoen; manors in medieval Japan in Bingo province ruled
by the shrines and temples of Yamato province.
As the features of Mihara school, elegant suguha-hamon with slight midare-ba
and smooth Itame-hada. It is said that the War of Onin occered in1467 proved
the sharpness of the sword of Mihara School and rose in popularity.
The blade has passed about 600 years elegant flavor old Koto blade.
Saya : Black Ishime Ji Saya.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Like a Jyakushi Tsuba.
Menuki : Shakudo, some design is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Kurikata: Brass, flower is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.